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Can I Fire My Lawyer Before Settlement?

If you’re having problems with your legal representation, you might be wondering if you can fire your lawyer before reaching a settlement. The short answer is “yes,” you can fire your attorney at any time without legal repercussion.  The more important question is, “Should you fire your lawyer before a settlement?” The answer to that… read more

Is Elmiron Still On The Market?

Despite the numerous product liability lawsuits filed against the drug’s manufacturers, as well as the studies linking it to vision loss, Elmiron is still on the market. Although Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer, added pigmentary maculopathy as a possible long-term side effect of Elmiron in 2020, much of the damage has already been done. Ever since… read more

Have There Been Any Elmiron Settlements?

As of April 2022, 803 lawsuits have been filed on behalf of Elmiron victims across the nation. At this point, no Elmiron settlements have been successfully negotiated. However, that may change in the following months, as the first Elmiron cases are expected to go to trial in early 2023. If you’re suffering from vision problems… read more

Is There an Elmiron Recall?

Although there have been multiple studies linking Elmiron use to maculopathy and vision problems, there hasn’t been an Elmiron recall. Approved by the FDA in 1996, Elmiron was created to treat interstitial cystitis, a painful bladder condition. There are no Elmiron alternatives or generic versions, which might explain the FDA’s hesitancy to issue a recall…. read more

Will Janssen Be Held Liable for Failure to Warn in an Elmiron Lawsuit?

In recent years, multiple studies have found evidence that links Elmiron, a medication for bladder pain, with retinal damage and vision loss. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of Elmiron, failed to include vision problems as one of the drug’s side effects when it was released in 1996. Now, Janssen is the target of hundreds of Elmiron… read more

Why Are Elmiron Lawsuits Being Filed?

Elmiron is prescribed to alleviate pain from the bladder condition, interstitial cystitis. The problem with Elmiron is its low bioavailability, which requires patients to take high doses to see any benefit. High doses of Elmiron build up over time, and damage cells in the retina. Sadly, the manufacturer of Elmiron failed to inform consumers of… read more

Can I Get Compensation for PTSD After an Accident?

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can make your day-to-day responsibilities feel like insurmountable challenges. The stress you deal with contending with your symptoms can be compounded when it seems like your condition is someone else’s fault. PTSD can be considered a loss if it ties back to an event involving negligence or reckless behavior. As such,… read more

When Do Personal Injury Cases Go to Trial?

Most people imagine major courtroom trials with a judge and jurors when they picture a personal injury case. While a trial is a possibility, it is not a probability. The vast majority of Virginia’s personal injury claims never see the inside of a courtroom. They successfully settle during the pre-trial negotiation stage instead. If you… read more

What Is an Injury Demand Letter?

If someone else’s negligence caused your injury in Virginia, you have the right to bring a claim against that party for damages, or financial compensation. The step that initiates your claim is filing the injury demand letter. You will send a letter describing your accident and demanding compensation to the insurance company of the allegedly… read more

What to Expect During Your First Meeting With a Personal Injury Attorney

After an accident injures you in Virginia, one of the most important things to do is schedule a free meeting with a Richmond personal injury lawyer near you. Most injury attorneys offer free initial consultations, where they will evaluate the facts of your case, answer any legal questions you have and let you know if… read more